When the last tree is cut, the last fish is caught, and the last river is polluted; when to breathe the air is sickening, you will realize, too late, that wealth is not in bank accounts and that you can't eat money.

— Alanis Obomsawin

The most fantastic Alanis Obomsawin quotes that are little-known but priceless

So much history can be lost if no one tells the story -- so that's what I do.

I tell the stories. This is my way of fighting for social change.


Documentary film is the one place that our people can speak for themselves.

I feel that the documentaries that I've been working on have been very valuable for the people, for our people to look at ourselves, at the situations, really facing it, and through that being able to make changes that really count for the future of our children to come.


Waban-aki: People from where the sun rises.


Racism and prejudice exist there [at the National Film Board] like anywhere else. My history at the Board has not been easy. It's been a long walk.